Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Harper Claims Canadians have Gala-Phobia

On the campaign trail in Saskatoon on Monday, Conservative Leader Stephen Harper criticized big arts galas as elitist.

“I think when ordinary working people come home, turn on the TV and see a gala and all sorts of people at a rich gala all subsidized by the taxpayer, claiming their subsidies aren't high enough when they know they have actually gone up, I'm not sure that's something that resonates with ordinary people," he said. "Ordinary people understand we have to live within a budget.”

Really Steve? This, rather ordinary person, that writes this here blog, thinks Conservatives LOVE galas. So, I call bullshit.

Here's a Picture of Mrs. Harper at the annual Politics and the Pen gala held in the ballroom of the Fairmont Château Laurier.

If you look over her left shoulder, you can see Environment Minister John Baird at the gala too.
And Look, it's none other than Julie Couillard with Party Whip Jay Hill at the gala.

And Vic Toews with his son at the gala.

And look, Minister Jason Kenney and his staffer Tenzin Khangsar at the gala.

And there is, of course, the time the Prime Minister's wife attended the 2008 Gala Juno Dinner.

More Conservative hyperbola. In other words do as I say, not as I do, right Mr. Harper. What I think resonates with Canadians, Mr. Harper is that you are a hypocrite.


Saskboy said...

I too penned the same sort of thing. I'll have to add pictures as well. I even included Toews as you did. Oda's another obvious one, at music galas. Harper's a dangerous hypocrite, ivory tower legal 'expert', and must be stopped!

RuralSandi said...

And, Harper fails to let it be known that a lot of these Gala's are charity events.

Thoughtful guy that Harper is.

Who buy Loreen's clothes for the Gala's? Taxpayers?

Anonymous said...

3.1 billion dollars is too large a budget for the "arts and culture" sorry, must be cut more and more and more.
We do not need welfare spending to support the loitering artists while whiners are complaining about the poor and child poverty, sorry loitering Liberal.

Saskboy said...

Nice name Hooey. It suits you.

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